What Is Naturopathic Medicine?
Naturopathic medicine is a distinct system of holistic medicine that skillfully combines ancient therapeutic traditions with modern science to restore health. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are trained to use a variety of therapies including clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, physical medicine, lifestyle recommendations, as well as natural and pharmaceutical medicines. We work to support the body’s innate ability to heal with natural therapeutics by following the guiding principles of naturopathic medicine.
What Is A Naturopathic Doctor?
Licensed naturopathic doctors (ND) attend four-year, post-graduate, in-residence accredited naturopathic medical schools. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic doctor is required to complete four years of training in clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, naturopathic philosophy, psychology, and counseling.
Naturopathic Therapeutic Order of Healing
1. Remove Obstacles to Health
In order to return to health, the initial step must be removal of anything creating a disturbance to health.
2. Stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms
Every person has within them a wisdom and intelligence that constantly tends toward the healthiest expression of function.
3. Strengthen Weakened or Damaged Systems – Restore and Regenerate
Sometimes the mind, spirit and body’s systems or functions need more than stimulation to improve. Systems that are under or over active or that need repair or support are addressed in this step.
4. Correct Structural Integrity
This level involves the use of physical therapies such as spinal manipulation, massage therapy, electrotherapy and cranio-sacral therapy to improve, support, and maintain musculature, fascial and skeletal integrity.
5. Use Natural Therapies to Address Pathology and Symptoms
Although the primary objective of naturopathic medicine is to restore health, not to treat a distinct pathology, there are instances where specific pathologies must be addressed and managed. In these cases, naturopathic doctors utilize physiologically synergistic, dependable, effective natural substances that are unlikely to add toxic burden, cause adverse effects, place undue additional strain on an already disordered system, nor undermine the vis medicatrix naturae, while relieving the symptoms which cause suffering.
6. Use Pharmaceutical or Synthetic Substances to Stop Progressive Pathology
When necessary, synthetic or pharmaceutical substances may be employed to restrain or strongly manage symptoms or address specific pathology.
7. Use High Force, Invasive Therapies to Suppress Pathology
Sometimes it is necessary in the interest of patient health, comfort and safety to suppress pathological symptoms and processes as a strategy, prior to addressing underlying causal factors, and ultimately restoring health.
TOTAL HEALTH REBOOT WITH NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
In three months you will receive:
Three 60 minute
Three 30-minute visits
You also receive:
PERSONALIZED HEALTH PLAN